Fall Camporee

October 5-8, 2018

Ilse Ranch - Taiton, TX

Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The event is being held at Ilse Ranch in Taiton, TX, which is private property off of Hwy 71 between El Campo and Nada. Events typically include knots, lashing, first aid, fire building, cooking, flag etiquette, archery, and geocaching with a GPS.

Every troop must send a representative to the August and September roundtable to help plan the camporee. Every troop needs run a part of the camporee (e.g., competition, facilities). This year’s camporee promises to challenge the youth leadership, as well as stretching everyone else’s comfort zones. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation.

Registration

The registration fee is $10 per person. Registration is completed by the unit leadership.

Step 1:  RSVP for the camporee by August roundtable with estimated numbers so we can plan the event.

Step 1:  RSVP

Step 2:  Before check-in, the troop leader pays online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Council refund policy.

Step 2: Registration opens in August

Schedule

Friday: Check-in, set up, camp out.
Saturday: Patrols rotate through events all day, break for lunch, awards at the end of the day campfire, camp-out.
Sunday: Morning worship services, pack up, head home.

What to Bring

Photographs    

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Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For questions, contact the camp-o-ree chair or district activities chair.